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Can you turn off the octave in the Black Cat Octave Fuzz?

Discussion in 'Effects [BG]' started by anyonefortennis, Dec 3, 2005.


  1. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE
    Searched with no answer to this question.

    Can you turn the octave of the black cat on/off to get a plain fuzz effect or is the octave section always on?

    I like fuzz but I don't always want to octave engaged so I thought about a wooly mamoth and a clean octave pedal (octron?) but if the Black cat can turn the octave on and off that may be the way to go for me.

    btw, anyone got any clips of the black cat?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    No, but it is a very subtle effect to begin with. Through the use of the two switches (Harmonic and filter switches) it does make the octave effect lews noticable.

    I have no sample, but I can attest that mine is good, and it is a pedal I will never part with.
     
  3. anyonefortennis

    anyonefortennis Supporting Member

    Jun 28, 2005
    Lincoln, NE

    Thanks for the response.

    So is it as subtle as say, the Univox Superfuzz? you can hear it there but it's not pre octave?
     
  4. Tedintheshed

    Tedintheshed Banned

    Oct 8, 2004
    Columbus, Ohio
    Sorry, but I am not familiar with the Unifox. If you've ever heard a Maestro Brassmaster, then that is a good comparison (especially since this is a reproduction of that pedal).
     
  5. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member

    Same kind of octave effect as the Univox.
    If you're after a Superfuzz style pedal, you should really try the Guyatone TZ-2.
     
  6. Muzique Fann

    Muzique Fann Howzit brah

    Dec 8, 2003
    Kauai, HI
    Or try the Black Cat Superfuzz ;)
     
  7. Jazz Ad

    Jazz Ad Mi la ré sol Gold Supporting Member Supporting Member